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Dont'a Hightower

24-Year-Old Linebacker – New England Patriots

2013 Defensive Stats

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97

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

With Brandon Spikes gone to Buffalo, New England's four-man logjam at linebacker (Hightower, Spikes, Mayo and Collins) has been reduced to three, leaving Hightower with his first real chance to provid...

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2014 ADP:  431.75

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  10

HT: 6' 3"   WT: 270   DOB: 3/12/1990  College: Alabama  Show ContractHide Contract

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Dont'a Hightower Contract Information:

Signed to a four-year deal by the Patriots in July of 2012.

December 15, 2013  –  Dont'a Hightower News

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Hightower recorded nine tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins.

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Dont'a Hightower NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2012 22 NE 14 60 43 17 4 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
2013 23 NE 16 97 55 42 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Dont'a Hightower – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Outside Linebacker
  1. Dont'a Hightower
  2. Ja'Gared Davis
New England Patriots

Snap Count Stats

802

Defensive Snaps in 2013

Dont'a Hightower was on the field for 802 of his team's snaps on defense in 2013.

84

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Dont'a Hightower was on the field for 84 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Def ST
2012 569 39
2013 802 84

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Dont'a Hightower 2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @Buf 45 7 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NYJ 69 11 8 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 TB 63 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Atl 50 7 9 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Cin 37 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 NO 23 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @NYJ 84 7 11 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Mia 62 6 10 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Pit 60 6 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 BYE Bye Week
11 @Car 57 4 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Den 33 5 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Hou 50 6 7 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Cle 56 6 11 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Mia 41 5 9 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @Bal 72 2 6 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Buf 0 0 6 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs Ind 0 0 8 3 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs @Den 0 0 8 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Dont'a Hightower
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 3"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   270 lbs
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New England Patriots Team Injury Report
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No players listed.
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Aaron Dobson  PUP-P
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Jeremy Gallon  PUP-P

Dont'a Hightower: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

With Jerod Mayo on IR, Hightower is now slated to wear a communication device in his helmet and lead the Patriots' defensive huddle going foward, ESPN.com reports.

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Hightower was on the field for 71 of 74 snaps on defense in Thursday's win over the Jets, ESPN.com reports.

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Hightower (hamstring) recorded a season-high seven tackles and a sack in Sunday's win over the Jets.

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Hightower (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Jets.

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Hightower (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets, the Boston Herald reports.

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Hightower (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, the Boston Herald reports.

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Hightower (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, the Boston Globe reports.

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Hightower (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

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Hightower (hamstring) is a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Broncos, the Boston Globe reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2013

Hightower is in line to start at strongside linebacker for the Patriots. As a rookie, the 2012 first-rounder recorded 60 tackles in 14 games, a number he should easily eclipse this coming season.

2012

The Patriots moved up on draft day to select Hightower -- a linebacker who can play either on the inside or outside -- 25th overall. We'd expect the Alabama product to claim the team's starting strong-side position, a gig that figures to give him some fantasy upside in the Patriots' re-tooled defense.